So this Almost Wordless Wednesday is going to be a little more wordy than others. I began this post to pay homage to K. Jackson (60), who stated that she wants to start a blog because in her words “I have something to say!” In watching the TV I saw this McDonald’s commercial for the Blue Berry Banana Nut Oatmeal and it reminded me of K. Jackson. Knowing her spirit K. would strike up conversation with a stranger, blog about the experience, and have the post go viral! It was supposed to be an uplifting experience that I could show her the commercial for encouragement and we could sign her up to start blogging! However… when I found the original McDonald’s commercial on YouTube and read the comments posted to the video my heart sank. I didn’t want her to see these nasty comments, some racial and ageist idiotic comments from people who obviously have no better outlet nor tact than to spew venom in a public forum.
I applaud McDonald’s on the efforts to embrace social media and work with bloggers. So in an effort to NOT let the ignorance of others dictate my footsteps, I am posting this video and we are going to launch K. Jackson’s blog because as I told you , she has something to say!